Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

16-year-old facing attempted murder charges in connection with shooting near SF Pride

A 16-year-old San Francisco boy is being charged with five counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting Saturday, June 25 that occurred near the city’s LGBT Pride celebration.

In addition to the attempted murder charges, the boy, whose name hasn’t been released because of his age, faces five counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, the San Francisco District Attorney’s office announced today (Wednesday, June 29).

He also faces three gun charges including possession of a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm. Further details related to his case weren’t released.

An 18-year-old San Francisco man also is looking at charges related to the shooting, which sent five people to the hospital.

Terrell Blay, 18, was charged in San Francisco Superior Court today with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a concealed weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, participating in a criminal street gang, and resisting arrest. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and allegations.

Citing court documents, San Francisco District Attorney’s spokesman Seth Steward said in an email blast that Blay had been found near 7th and Market streets, where the shooting occurred, after a brief chase Saturday.

During the chase, Blay had been observed dropping a gun to the ground, according to Steward. A loaded firearm was recovered from the scene, he said.

Blay’s bail is set at $ 250,000.  His next court date is July 19.

According to police, the incident occurred at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday. A suspect from one of two groups shot several rounds, resulting in five people being struck.

The victims were men aged 17, 20, 21, 45 and 74, police said. All were taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

San Francisco police spokesman Lieutenant Troy Dangerfield didn’t know the status of the victims as of Monday, June 27.

He said police believe the shooting was gang-related because members of the gang task force were at the scene and knew both suspects “to be involved in gang activity.” He didn’t know if any of the victims had been attending the Pride celebration.

“As far as we know, this was not related to the Pride event at all,” he said.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, June 29, 2011 @ 5:58 pm PST
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